A new survey published by Henley & Partners, a London-based global citizenship and residence advice organization, revealed the Nigerian passport was placed 98th out of 199 nations. ayokinews.com reports
According to the quarterly passport index, Nigerian passport currently score lower than that of Malawi, Niger, Chad, Zimbabwe, Uganda, and The Gambia. The ranking is based on exclusive data from the International Air Transport Association, which maintains the world’s biggest database of travel information.
The passports of 199 countries with 227 travel destinations were analyzed for the Q1 2022 index, which graded them based on global access and mobility. Each passport is given a score depending on the number of visa-free places it may visit. If passport holders may get a visa on arrival, a visitor’s permission, or an electronic travel authorisation upon entrance, this also applies.
With Japan and Singapore topping the ranks the United States and the United Kingdom rated seventh and eighth, respectively, with passports granting travel to 192 countries, while Yemen, Pakistan, Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan rounded out the bottom five.
The Seychelles passport has visa-free entry to 152 countries, making it the best in Africa. Botswana and Namibia came in second and third, respectively, with 86 and 78 nations.
Despite the fact that Nigeria improved five positions from Q4 2021, Malawi (76th), Niger (90th), Chad (90th), The Gambia (75th), Uganda (76th), Zimbabwe (78th), and Sierra Leone (80th) all placed higher than the West African country and Ethiopia (98th).